All Artwork, Images and Content © Ricky Santiago

Hi! I'm Ricky.


I’m a multidisciplinary illustrator and graphic designer based in the New York City area. In December 2016 I graduated as the Valedictorian from Full Sail University’s Graphic Design program. Although my degree is in graphic design, I also have a background in traditional art, and my style is often influenced by a combination of the two.


Lately my focus has primarily been on creating black and white art that has an abstract, dynamic and graphic quality. However, I am a colorful person and enjoy working with vibrant and varied color palettes as well.


On a more personal note, I’m a positive, optimistic person who tries to see the best in all situations. My values include kindness, respect and self care—mental health is just as important as physical health. I love being out in nature where I can feel the sun and breathe in the fresh air. I find inspiration in introspection, listening to music, comic books, and horror movies.


Also I’m obsessed with Mariah Carey, and find writing about myself entirely uncomfortable.

(Psst! Try moving the cursor over the illustration…)